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Capilano View Cemetery
Capilano View offers a variety of interment options including full casket burial, burial of cremated remains and above-ground columbaria niches.
Since 1926, the Capilano View Cemetery has offered the residents of West Vancouver a tranquil place of beauty and history to remember and reflect.
Fall Construction Project Complete
A seating area including an ornamental water basin and table for preparing flowers and holding small gatherings is now open for use on the north-west corner of the Birch Area of the Cemetery. We hope you will enjoy the view!
Location and Hours
Residency and Rates
Plots for West Vancouver residents are sold at a lower rate than for non-residents. Residency is based on where the person for whom the lot is being purchased lives at the time of purchase. Residency of the purchaser is not a consideration.
For example, a person who lived in West Vancouver for 40 years, then sold their West Vancouver property and moved to White Rock six months ago is a non-resident.
However, if that person who moved to White Rock six months ago still owns a home in West Vancouver, they are a resident.
To determine your specific needs and their associated costs please call 604-925-7007 to make an appointment
In-ground Interment Options
An interment is the burial of a deceased person in a full casket, or the burial of cremated remains in an in-ground plot.
Single casket lots are for the interment of a full casket interment and up to four cremation interments or up to four “In Memoriam”(s).
Double depth casket lots are for the interment of two full casket interments and up to four cremation interments or up to four ”In Memoriam”(s).
Scheduling an Interment
A minimum notice of 48 working hours, calculated from the time of attendance in the Cemetery Clerk’s office, is needed to schedule an interment.
Interments are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. For interments scheduled after hours, on weekends or statutory holidays, additional fees apply.
Above Ground Columbaria Niche
Inurnment is the setting of cremated remains in an above-ground structure called a columbaria niche. It takes approximately 7-10 days for a columbaria niche front to be engraved and delivered.
Scheduling and Inurnment
A minimum of 48 working hours notice calculated from the time of attendance in the Cemetery Clerk’s office is needed to schedule an inurnment.
All markers (headstone) require a permit. Most memorial marker companies will apply for the setting permit and add the fee to the cost of the marker and bill the client directly. However, there are some companies who request clients pay the District for the permit directly ($300 plus GST).
Capilano View Cemetery does not make or sell markers except for single cremation plots and columbaria niches. You may order memorial markers for full interment or single and double cremation lots from any memorial marker company, provided that the marker meets the Cemetery Regulation Bylaw’s size and material requirements.
A supplier list can be obtained at the office and examples of markers can be seen on the cemetery grounds. Markers can take up to two months for delivery. Cemetery staff install the markers.
Markers can be made of granite, or bronze on a cement or granite base, with a minimum thickness of 3 inches.
Markers vary depending on size and material; $700 or more is normal.
The cost to install a marker is $300 (plus GST) for all sizes.
If a marker is removed to add data or be refurbished, a resetting permit fee of $225 applies.
Single Full Casket Lot:
Double Cremation Lot
Adjoining Lots - installed in between two full casket lots, or in between two double cremation lots
Double Depth Lot
Cut flowers or potted plants that fit into a supplied 4” container may be placed on a grave or a columbaria niche. Artificial flowers may be placed in the 4” flower containers from November 1 to March 31.
Oversized arrangements are accepted on:
- the day of interment
- Mothers’ Day and Fathers' Day Week
- December 15 to January 5
Other special occasions must be approved by request.
Glass or ceramic are not permitted, they are breakable and therefore hazardous. Toys and other objects are not permitted. Arrangements that do not comply with regulations will be removed.